posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 09:50 AM
I would say the first clarification is that Satanism is not Devil Worshiping.
I'd define Devil Worshiping as someone who has a religious believe that involves a demi-god style evil antagonist, and worshiping that character
instead of the god sanctioned by the religion.
It's impossible to worship a Devil you don't believe in, and for those who don't know, the vast majority of branches of satanism(many ideologies
give themselves this name) don't hold such a belief. Nonreligious people, or people with religions that don't have an evil figure, can't be devil
For those actual groups of people, mostly christians(Thanks to Satan being such a prominent figure), who somehow have the delusion to join a side
that's both evil and guaranteed to lose, that's what qualifies as devil worshiping.
Though many, as if thinking they can argue by equivocation attribute other gods, or the lack of gods, to Satan, and call any non-christian a Devil
Worshiper. That's bull. You can't worship satan without believing in Satan(essentially being a dissident christian), and you can't worship any
devils at all without believing in some kinds of devils.